On the Cover: Discover Earth Eco Mercantile is a locally owned shop in the North State that brings the community together with retail that supports the local economy and the environment at large. The shop features natural and organic items, some of which are produced in the North State, and serves as a community hub where you’re sure to bump into someone you know. On that particular Sunday the Westlake and Shertz Families enjoy a stroll in downtown Red Bluff – where Main Street still exists!
Photography: Crystal Amen started her photography adventure four years ago; she specializes in all aspects of photography. Crystal has three young daughters that love to be her models when she isn’t photographing clients. Crystal lives in Anderson, CA, where she and her husband raise about 30 head of cattle. Check out her work on her website at